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Jul 16, 12:48pm - #28116 
window tinting

was considering tinting my windows myself, anyone have any tips that i should consider? tools?


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Jul 16, 12:52pm - #28117 
Sharp x-acto knife or razor blade, Hair drier or heat gun, soap and water mix in spray bottle, soft rags, and quality tint film.

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Jul 16, 12:55pm - #28118 
I would have a professional tint windows because even though it's not hard ... it takes some talent and skill to get it on the first try.

Plus someone that has been doning it for a while will have no problem doing the rear window in one peice.

Otherwise try this link for basic info

http://www.diynet.com/DIY/article/0,2058,632,00.html

and here for more advanced info

http://www.tintdude.com/install.html

and here's a great place to buy tint

http://www.autowindowtintings.com/main.cfm?action=home


also :google: is a great resource. Keywords "auto window tinting help"

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Jul 16, 1:22pm - #28119 
Damn Rice, wreckin all my fun frown

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Jul 16, 1:23pm - #28120 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Damn Rice, wreckin all my fun frown


lollol sorry, just trying to give him the info he wants.

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Jul 16, 1:37pm - #28121 
i'd go with a pro, just my .02


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Jul 16, 9:02pm - #28122 
have a professional...if you mess up...then it's all over from there.


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Jul 16, 9:13pm - #28123 
I would have a professional do it. But if oyu do it yourself, I recommend you having some patience. I put on my vinyl overlay, and that was frustrating. Patience is a must. Good luck.

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Jul 16, 11:03pm - #28124 
you gotta go professional..don't you seen all those rides with all those bubbles fillin the back window..self tint

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Jul 17, 2:11am - #28125 
x-acto knife, film, soapy stuff??? i thought you were just supposed to use a permanemt marker?!?! damn, 6 hours of my life down the drain!! i even stayed in the lines smile schoolin teaches me good


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Jul 17, 10:39am - #28126 
I have done a several cars now and its hard but not impossible. Get easier with each window you do. Take your time and use those websites Rice gave, they are right on the money.

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Jul 17, 12:08pm - #28127 
I would get it profesionally done for 2 reasons. 1- better work and 2- warranty

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Jul 17, 12:21pm - #28128 
Originally Posted by StoneSour
I would get it profesionally done for 2 reasons. 1- better work and 2- warranty


my thoughts exactly.. that warranty can be pretty worthwhile


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Jul 17, 12:21pm - #28129 
Originally Posted by StoneSour
I would get it profesionally done for 2 reasons. 1- better work and 2- warranty



Warranty I agree with, that is a plus. As for "better work", as long as you take your time, do it right, and use quality film no one will ever know you did it. I aways get asked how much my tint cost, I tell them "$50, I did it myself."

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Jul 17, 9:30pm - #28130 
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


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Jul 18, 1:20am - #28131 
Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


think stock is 95%. 50% should be fine.


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Jul 18, 6:19am - #28132 
Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


check local laws.. it varies


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Jul 18, 6:35am - #28133 
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


check local laws.. it varies


werd! Some States you can't tint the side windows at all, like Cali, Virginia, so on.

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Jul 18, 9:12am - #28134 
wow stock is soooo light its something around 95% you say .that sucks . it will look much nicer darker. thumbsup


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Jul 18, 9:13am - #28135 
Originally Posted by PyRoLiTe
x-acto knife, film, soapy stuff??? i thought you were just supposed to use a permanemt marker?!?! damn, 6 hours of my life down the drain!! i even stayed in the lines smile schoolin teaches me good



thats what i'm wonderin dude...i painted it...so much easier and 0% light gets through, it's great, now thats limo tint

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Jul 18, 9:16am - #28136 
Originally Posted by PBCelica02
you gotta go professional..don't you seen all those rides with all those bubbles fillin the back window..self tint

weak!

I agree thumbsup

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Jul 18, 9:54am - #28137 
Originally Posted by PBCelica02
you gotta go professional..don't you seen all those rides with all those bubbles fillin the back window..self tint

weak!



Thats what happens when you don't know what your doing and use shit film from Pepboys.

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Jul 24, 1:42am - #28138 
hmmm i reckon 50% aint dark at all there isn't a point in gettin it 50%... mine is tinted 15% and i want it to be darker still...

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Jul 24, 7:03am - #28139 
Any pro will tint a celi for 120 or under. I got myne done for $95.

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